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Old 23rd Jul 2020, 12:36
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Originally Posted by golfbananajam View Post
and often escorted in by this
No - by this : )


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Old 23rd Jul 2020, 13:47
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No - by this : )


sadly, in my day of frequent trips down South, that was not much more than a gate guard, albeit outside the terminal at MPH
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Old 23rd Jul 2020, 15:20
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Originally Posted by Jhieminga View Post
Looks like the plan is to move one VC10 to Kemble: https://www.gofundme.com/f/vc10-resc...=copy_link-tip
Thats certainly a potential option.

The long and the short of it is this: the VC10 in its taxiing form is almost unique. ZA150 taxies at Dunsfold but we know that site will someday be a housing estate. If there is a chance to keep a LIVE VC10, there is no option but to act now.

The VC10 Rescue and Relocation Project (note this is separate to the VC10 Preservation Group that operate the jet at Bruntingthorpe*) aims to do that. Its a tall order, and they know that. The jet is privately owned, but to move it the team need to know that the public want the jet to move and survive in some form (wed love to continue taxiing it); to move it otherwise - commercially - would not make sense.

So, in some ways the project is a bit Vulcan like, in that we have no choice to go cap-in-hand to ask for donations and gauge public opinion and sponsorship.

*fundraising to move the aircraft would does not fall into the VC10 PGs charitable remit.
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Old 23rd Jul 2020, 15:31
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Originally Posted by golfbananajam View Post
sadly, in my day of frequent trips down South, that was not much more than a gate guard, albeit outside the terminal at MPH
But part of one lives on in a resident who had a hip job and they needed a titanium bolt if my memory serves me correctly.
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Old 23rd Jul 2020, 15:49
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Originally Posted by Jhieminga View Post
Looks like the plan is to move one VC10 to Kemble: https://www.gofundme.com/f/vc10-resc...=copy_link-tip
That is indeed the plan, but the cost of the move is high and money is scarce. I'm told there is a chance the VC10 may be broken for scrap. This would be a terrible shame. I have pledged and if it did move to Kemble, then I would be happy to be a volunteer. I have suggested several others fund raising methods to the Brunty team, so hopefully we will get there.
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Tow it
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Old 24th Jul 2020, 09:06
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Ref#45

Renamed Bluntythorpe?
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Old 24th Jul 2020, 11:12
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Personally I think it is a tragedy and the country has lost the only real place where one could see cold war jets still operating, the site was a National treasure and the collection is now being dispersed around the country, with some rare aircraft now facing the real chances of being scrapped. I do also feel the previous owner has left some people in a perilous place such as the owner of the Vampire and Meteor who had the aircraft flown in only recently.
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Old 24th Jul 2020, 11:29
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I do also feel the previous owner has left some people in a perilous place such as the owner of the Vampire and Meteor who had the aircraft flown in only recently.
Yeah, the group that bought the Vamp and the NF Meatbox must be especially hacked off........given Dan Griffith only flew the NF into there for its final flight at the beginning of 2019...!

I can't believe that the site owners were not already in discussion about the business sale at that time given when they made the announcement of the sale of the business.
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Old 24th Jul 2020, 12:03
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Personally I think it is a tragedy and the country has lost the only real place where one could see cold war jets still operating, the site was a National treasure and the collection is now being dispersed around the country, with some rare aircraft now facing the real chances of being scrapped. I do also feel the previous owner has left some people in a perilous place such as the owner of the Vampire and Meteor who had the aircraft flown in only recently.
Assuming that it is possible weight-wise, couldn't the good people at Odiham use this as a training exercise to relocate the Vampire and Meteor, at least to a suitable runway where they could then relaunch at a later date to a new home ?
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Old 24th Jul 2020, 12:54
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Its happened before https://www.gettyimages.co.uk/detail...hoto/167183475

 
Old 24th Jul 2020, 12:56
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Keep in mind that transporting stuff that way usually involves a 'drop clause' in case the load starts to get unstable and endanger the helicopter.
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Old 24th Jul 2020, 13:03
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True, but a risk worth taking when the other option is to leave in a skip?
 
Old 24th Jul 2020, 13:04
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Looking at it again, I wonder if, with the wings off as per the underslung, it could be towed off site?
 
Old 24th Jul 2020, 13:16
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I remember when they moved Concorde G-BBDG from Filton to Brooklands in bits...its certainly do able! I overtook part of "Delta Golf" on the M4, so I can safetly say that a Ford Mondeo can go faster than Concorde!
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Old 24th Jul 2020, 14:16
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You won't lift this though



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Old 24th Jul 2020, 18:16
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Just ask the RAF. You'll have to give 24 hours notice, since it would class as a miracle. It's only the impossible they do immediately.
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Old 21st Aug 2020, 13:46
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Buccaneers now at Kemble. Earlier today they travelled down the M5 on the last leg of their journey.

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Old 21st Aug 2020, 14:43
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What about the other one?

Its a bloody shame this is happening, especially at this time when monies are tight all round.
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